According to Amelia, we had several worthy submissions for the inaugural issue of Nothing. No One. Nowhere. There is quite a hefty helping of writing, both literary & poetic. Over all, it’s a job well one, if I say so myself. To see if you were accepted for publication, visit the Nothing. No One. Nowhere. blog: http://nothingnoonenowhere.blogspot.com/
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The next addition of Nothing. No One. No Where. should be available in April. We are currently open for submissions. Thank you all. We look forward to reading & sharing your work.
Greetings everyone in the world who can read this! Just a few updates for the fall. Things have been very busy here at Virgogray, but a good busy. With releases from great poets and writers like Peter Magliocco, Joseph Goosey and Kevin Brown and two new anthologies, the summer has proven to be quite fruitful. Often I found myself working by the hair of my chin, and even had a printer crisis to avert, but still the Virgogray library expands as does its catalogue of writers. Most importantly are the poems (with no offense to the writers!). Each individual gem, from the collected chapbooks, to the anthologies, to those found in Carcinogenic Poetry, which by the way celebrated its 100th entry yesterday, has given life to a meaningful literary canon that has only just begun. Looking forward to the fall, there are many great things in store. But I shall not simply leave it at that. We have new collections from Sara Crawford and Felino Soriano coming just around the corner. These two power houses of creativity are both, respectively, talented and prolific. It is a great honor to share their work with the readers of the world. Sara Crawford’s release, Coiled and Swallowed is a collection of personable and dainty poetics hinted by the curveballs of realism and practicality. These poems weave together almost seamlessly from a young writer who has a burgeoning voice that is altogether recognizable with a touch of Southern charm. With a clear love of music, this is a collection I think many will be able to appreciate, from the young and inspired to the traveled and wise. Be sure to check this one out–it’s available September 7, 2010.
You can also check Sara live. She will be doing a reading for Coiled and Swallowed next month, more details soon. Till then you can catch her music act and visit her at http://www.saracrawford.net.
You can catch her live, in person, at music events in Atlanta, Georgia. Sunday, August 22 at 10:00 pm at Be Atlanta’s Acoustic Sundays Be Atlanta House Party: 197 Howell Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA. Admission is FREE. Also Friday, September 3 at 9:00 pm. Sara Crawford and the Cult Following will be playing at Smith’s Olde Bar: 1578 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, Georgia 30307. Coiled and Swallowed is out September 7th, 2010.
I am also proud to be releasing a collection by Felino A. Soriano, whose ekphrastic series “Painters’ Exhalations”, is undoubtedly an asset to the literary and visual art world. We will help continue this mammoth undertaking with the release Faculties of Interrelated Understanding. “Painters’ Exhalations” is series of poetry based on paintings. The series thus far includes over 600 poems. Look for Faculties of Interrelated Understanding by Felino A. Soriano on September 14, 2010.
Finally, we will have new releases by Michael Mc Aloran, Doctori Sadisco and a brand new anthology edited by Marc Olmsted and Carlye Archibeque entitled Dear Bela. As the publishing year closes for 2010, Virgogray is looking forward to more live occurrences and readings from Virgogray authors and those who’ve participated in our various publications. We are also looking forward to expanding with more auditory and visual projects, more details as they become finite, as well as the addition of prose and short story chapbook submissions opening soon. We will be open to entertaining new ideas in chapbook publication and are looking forward to adding to the Virgogray team. There are a few more possible surprises before the end of the year; come on back follow along!
New chapbooks will be available starting in June. Look for America Remembered on June 20, 2010 to be followed by new releases from Joseph Goosey and Peter Magliocco in July. Other writers with forthcoming releases include Sara Crawford, Michael Mc Aloran, Doctori Sadisco and Felino A Soriano. We also have news regarding a distributor we’ll be hooking up with out of El Paso, TX. More details on that soon. Also be on the look out for more readings and live events to take place in the not too distant future. We’ll be sure to post them here for your chance to see our authors live in person. There are more great titles to come and great poems over at Carcinogenic Poetry that include work from the likes of John Grochalski, Gary Beck, James Brush, A.J. Kaufmann, Anna Coakley and more! Thanks, readers and writers alike!
We here at Virgogray Press are familiar with the need for submissions to make a great publication and can’t thank the writers enough, those who chose to pursue Virgogray as a venue for their writing, a place for readers and lovers of writing to come. There are many ways to send your work to Virgogray, but don’t stop there; send your work to other independent zines and small presses, too. There is such a benefit to community and networking with other writers and keeping your name and voice out there and the independents are doing a great job of that. Both electronic and print avenues are abundant, out there, keeping the culture alive for web goers as well as the traditional tactile book reader. We’d like to share a brief list of some possible venues to explore:
Eviscerator Heaven-(Internet) Evisercator Heaven publishes on a rolling basis. Many great voices have contributed to the life of this publication. Check it out.
Fissure Magazine– (print) From Shadow Archer Press comes an art and literature magazine featuring poetry, prose, visual art and more. They are currently accepting submissions for a special “steampunk” themed issue.
Calliope Nerve: Muse Thing – (Internet) From Calliope Nerve Media comes Muse Thing, an astounding literary internet publication bringing poetry, prose, interviews, reviews, previews, art and more on practically a daily basis. You may want to check out the Eclectic Hookah Newsletter while you’re there!
Graffiti Kolkata Broadside– (Print) Produced by Graffiti Kolkata in Kolkata, India, the GK Broadside is an international publication of poetry and art! Be sure to check out their chapbooks and other publications!
As always support local and support independent.